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If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
Henry David Thoreau
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.
Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.
Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.
I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract.
Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
A man is truly free, even here in this embodied state, if he knows that God is the true agent and he by himself is powerless to do anything.
Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.
All an agent is going to do is buy things for a player, damage his eligibility, and make the player dependent on them.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
I am called an Islamic fundamentalist by Rushdie. My critics in Pakistan say I am a Zionist agent. I must be doing something right.
Every time I try to retire, or even think of retiring from acting, my agent comes up with a script.
My agent said to me five years ago, 'Hugh, I can see one day you... if I had to plan a goal for you, it's for you to have the kind of career that Sinatra had.'
My dad's got a brilliant eye for scripts 'cos he's a literary agent. He and my agent read a load of scripts and filter them.
A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times, but a good press agent can do even better.
I wanted to be a secret agent and an astronaut, preferably at the same time.
The real estate agent had to go door-to-door in the apartment building we wanted to rent, asking if it was OK for this interracial family - my mom is white and I was a 1-year-old half-African kid - to live in the apartment building.
When I was starting out, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.
The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.
I just went and got an agent because I thought I can create my own world - you can't right your own life, but you can escape to a world where you can have control.
Helena Bonham Carter
My father fell really chronically ill when I was 13 and that's when I phoned up an agent and started to act.
Helena Bonham Carter
I knew with Snape I was working as a double agent, as it turns out, and a very good one at that.
I'd be a terrible secret agent. I can't keep a secret and I'm not sneaky.
Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
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